The Ancient Israelites Test The first five books of the Hebrew Bible are



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The Ancient Israelites Test

  1. The first five books of the Hebrew Bible are _____.

  1. Diaspora

  2. Torah

  3. Messiah

  4. Covenant



  1. These books are most significant because they

a. establish the Jewish laws

b. establish the hierarchy of Jewish society

c. layout God’s plan to establish a king over Israel

d. contain parables that reveal the nature of God.

Read the following passage and answer the questions that follow.

Therefore the Lord Almighty says this: “Because you have not listened to my words, I will summon all the peoples of the north and my servant Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon,” declares the Lord, “and I will bring them against this land and its inhabitants and against all the surrounding nations. I will completely destroy[a] them and make them an object of horror and scorn, and an everlasting ruin. 10 I will banish from them the sounds of joy and gladness, the voices of bride and bridegroom, the sound of millstones and the light of the lamp. 11 This whole country will become a desolate wasteland, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

3. This period in Jewish history is known as



  1. Babylonian Captivity

  2. Canaan

  3. Babylonian Retreat

  4. Babylonian Meeting



  1. According to the passage above, the Israelites were overtaken because

a. God favored the Babylonians.

b. The Israelites were being punished for disobedience.

c. The Israelites had a weak army.

d. Nebuchadnezzer was powerful that God.



  1. __________ caused the Israelites to leave Canaan and move to Egypt.

  1. Floods

  2. Snow

  3. Nebuchadnezzar

  4. Drought



  1. DroughtThe statement in #4 best reflects which theme of geography

a. location

b. place


c. movement

d. region



  1. 1 “And God spoke these words: 2I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery. 3You shall have no other gods before me.” (Exodus 20:1-3)

The preceding passage reflects which Hebrew belief of

  1. monotheism

  2. polytheism

  3. atheism

  4. deism



  1. The Hebrews did not believe their leaders were gods. How did this belief affect their daily lives?

  1. They had very few people to serve as leaders.

  2. They believed in equality among people.

  3. They have a hard time competing with other religions.

  4. They believed in many gods leading their people.



  1. The Torah describes a covenant between the Israelites and God. In that covenant, God made a promise but the Israelites had to agree to the following:

  1. To not kill each other than God would give them bread

  2. To follow the laws of the Torah then God would return them to Canaan

  3. To never lie then God would give them good crops

  4. God would allow them healthy children if they would honor their parents



  1. Read the following passage from Proverbs written by King Solomon. What does this passage indicate about King Solomon’s values?

“20 Out in the open, wisdom calls aloud, she raises her voice in the public square; 21 on top of the wall she cries out, at the city gate she makes her speech…”

a. He valued power above all else.

b. He thought women should be leaders in the country.

c. He valued wisdom.



d. He thought freedom of speech was essential to a free society.

  1. Who were the descendants of Abraham?

  1. Canaanites

  2. Philistines

  3. Phoenicians

  4. Israelites



  1. Who led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the Sinai Desert?

  1. Moses

  2. Noah

  3. Pharaoh

  4. Judas Maccabeus



  1. The alphabet was an important contribution made by the Phoenicians. Who did the Phoenicians pass their alphabet on to so that it could become the basis for most Western alphabets of today?

  1. The Greeks and then the Romans

  2. The Macabees and then the Romans

  3. The Greeks and then the Europeans

  4. The Romans and then the Hebrews



  1. Synagogues are to Jewish culture as

  1. Churches are to Christian culture

  2. As the capital building is to American culture

  3. As restaurants are to American culture

  4. As the Bible is to Christian culture



  1. Food that is prepared today according to Jewish dietary laws is called ____.

  1. Clean

  2. Approved

  3. Kosher

  4. Vegetarian



  1. What language did the Israelites speak?

  1. Greek

  2. Israel

  3. Egyptians

  4. Hebrew



  1. What did Samuel warn the Israelites concerning appointing a king?

  1. That a king would enslave them

  2. That a king would kill their children

  3. That a king would make them pay taxes

  4. Both A and C



  1. What was so important about the Phoenician alphabet?

  1. It influenced many alphabets to come in the future.

  2. It was very short.

  3. It had 20 letters.

  4. It gave the Phoenician people something to be proud of.



  1. Why did God tell Samuel to anoint David in secret to become the next king of the Israelites?

  1. God was afraid Saul would kill David.

  2. Saul was disobeying God’s laws and commandments and this displeased God.

  3. Saul was very popular and God thought the people would rebel.

  4. David was very unpopular.



  1. What is the correct order of the events in the list?

  1. David was king of the Jewish people.

  2. The Hebrews moved to Egypt.

  3. Moses climbed Mount Sinai.

  4. Abraham moved to Canaan.



  1. 2,3,1,4

  2. 2,4, 1,3

  3. 4,1,3,2

  4. 4,2,3,1



  1. What role did prophets play in Jewish society?

  1. Prophets functioned in teaching and instructing the Jews according to God’s will which

he revealed to those prophets.

b. A prophet was a king over Israel.

c. A prophet was a general who planned strategies for battle.

d. A prophet was a servant who helped maintain the synagogue.



  1. Why did David want to build a temple in Jerusalem?

  1. It was a very beautiful city.

  2. It was his birth place.

  3. It was needed there for worship.

  4. He wanted the Israelites to have a permanent place for their sacred religious objects.



  1. Jewish weekly day of worship and rest is ____.

  1. Sunday

  2. Sabbath

  3. Holiday

  4. First day of the week



  1. The word exodus means departure. Which departure does the Exodus refer to?

  1. The departure from Ur

  2. The departure from Canaan

  3. The departure from Egypt

  4. The departure from Babylon



  1. The prophets warned the Israelites that being faithful to God was more than worshiping in a temple. What did the prophets expect for an Israelite to be considered faithful?

  1. They must give 10% of their income to the temple.

  2. They must work for a just society an deal with people fairly.

  3. They must do charitable work.

  4. They must help in the construction of the city.



  1. What significant change occurred in Israel after the death of King Solomon?

  1. The temple was rebuilt.

  2. The Ark of the Covenant was stolen.

  3. The kingdom split into Israel and Judah

  4. The kingdom was ruled by judges instead of kings.



  1. Based on the map, what can you conclude about the Jewish people’s trip from Egypt ot Canaan?

  1. They used boats for most of the trip.

  2. The journey took many years to make.

  3. They took the most direct route available,

  4. The journey took the lives of many people.



  1. After the Assyrians conquered Israel they brought people to live from their empire to Samaria. These settlers mixed with the surviving Israelites there and became known as _______.

  1. Jews

  2. Samaritans

  3. Romans

  4. Chaldeans




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